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September 9, 2013
9781589019157
Arabic
1600
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$84.95 USD, £64.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Georgetown Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic

Arabic-English, English-Arabic

Edited by Mohamed Maamouri
The Georgetown Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic is a modernized, up-to-date dialectal Arabic language resource that promotes successful daily communication with native Arabic speakers. Students, teachers, and scholars of Arabic will welcome this dramatically overhauled edition of one of the only Arabic dialect dictionaries of its kind—establishing a new standard in Arabic reference.

The dictionary represents a new generation of Arabic language reference materials designed to help English speakers gain proficiency in colloquial Arabic. Thoroughly updated, expanded, and enhanced, this dictionary supersedes the seminal Iraqi dictionaries originally published by Georgetown University Press in the 1960s and then reissued in the early 2000s.

Created in cooperation with Georgetown University Press and the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) of the University of Pennsylvania, this new dictionary draws from the LDC's extensive lexical database of colloquial Iraqi, and includes more than a thirty percent increase in terms for contemporary speech than found in the original dictionaries.

This comprehensive reference focuses on conversation, emphasizing the colloquial speech of educated residents of Baghdad. The dictionary assumes familiarity with the Arabic alphabet, the standard organization of Arabic dictionaries along the triconsonantal root system, and the formation of Arabic verb forms.

Approximately 17,500 Iraqi Arabic entries

Approximately 10,750 English-to-Iraqi entries

An increase of more than 30 percent in terms that reflect current vocabulary and usage

Provides conventional Arabic script for main entries, and organized by root, as standard for Arabic dictionaries

Employs International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for all terms to demonstrate correct pronunciation

Offers extensive example sentences to illustrate how the Iraqi words are used

Indicates relevant parts of speech for each Iraqi entry and subentry

About the Author

Mohamed Maamouri is a senior research administrator at the Linguistic Data Consortium at The University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Arabic Treebank Group and the development of Arabic resources and projects. He specializes primarily in Arabic linguistics, reading, language development, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics.
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